Distribution Graduate Engineer

Job Locations US-PA-Lansdale
ID 2023-5059
Electrical Engineering
2nd Category
Transmission and Distribution
Position Type


Distribution Graduate Engineer

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Distribution Graduate Engineer to join our team. The Graduate Power Distribution Engineer is primarily responsible for the cost-effective conceptual and engineering solutions to upgrade, expand, maintain, and automate overhead and underground power distribution systems for our clients using various software systems and engineering/construction standards. The Graduate Power Distribution Engineer ensures compliance with client procedures, design standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and safety code requirements. They will execute projects under the lead of a Senior Engineer and will work closely with engineers performing substation, distribution, transmission, renewable energy, power storage, and communication designs. Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work under the lead of a Senior Engineer with a team of other Engineers to complete projects for multiple clients across the U.S. ranging from Simple Service designs to Multi-Year Rebuilds/Tie Line Programs.
  • Willingness to travel to project sites, as necessary, to gather data and interface with clients.
  • Perform all aspects of designing OH/UG power line projects. (line routing, finite element analysis, hardware/conductor selection, technical support during construction, One-Calls, DOT and municipality permitting, right-of-way requests, electrical one-line diagrams)
  • Develop an understanding of each deliverable necessary for the project at hand. Including, but not limited to, construction plan drawings, work location notes, bill of materials and permitting/ROW documentation.
  • Coordinate internal/external reviews of designs completed prior to final submission.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Civil/Structural, Mechanical or Multi-Disciplinary Engineering from an ABET-accredited engineering program. 
  • This is an entry level position requiring little to no experience in Power Line Design.
  • Professional disposition and the ability to be open-minded when it comes to planning and execution of assigned projects.
  • Must be able to effectively manage a significant number of projects while maintaining work product quality, consistency, accuracy, and reliability.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Project)

Preferred Experience

  • Basic knowledge of overhead and/or underground electric facilities and a basic understanding of its integration into daily activities.
  • EIT with the ability to become registered PE.
  • Experience with NESC, ASCE and IEEE standards
  • Experience with AutoCAD, PLS-CADD, PoleForeman, PolyWater Pull-Planner, O-Calc, SPIDAcalc, GIS, IKE

Compensation Range Minimum

USD $65,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range Maximum

USD $70,000.00/Yr.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

Westwood Professional Services Inc. (Westwood) was established in 1972 and has since become a leader in many of the markets it serves. Westwood is a full-service, multidiscipline professional engineering firm and serves wind, solar, power delivery, residential and commercial development, and public infrastructure clients and their projects from multiple offices across the U.S.


In 2021, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at # 4 and #21 respectively on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood also ranked consistently higher four years in a row on the Engineering News Record (ENR) list as a leading design firm in the country. The firm consistently ranks on industry top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement on award-wining projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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